|Africa and the Indian Ocean - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University|
Historian Ned Alpers (UCLA) on changing trends in Indian Ocean history and Africa's centrality within it. Drawing from over three decades of research and a recently published book, Alpers discusses east African views of the Indian Ocean; slavery and the slave trade; resistance and agency. He concludes by reflecting on the daunting challenges and exciting opportunities facing Indian Ocean historians today...
Keywords: Eastern Africa; history; Indian Ocean; Ned Alpers; resistance; slave trade; slavery